Compensation for Injuries Suffered During Holiday Travel
While northern California’s roads and highways are less inclement weather-afflicted than those of the Midwest and northeastern United States, car accidents are an unfortunate inevitability of daily life and especially during the high-traffic, high-stress periods of holiday travel. While tending the health of your passengers and yourself is obviously the first priority in the aftermath of any auto accident, it is appropriate for subsequent action to concern the issue of compensation for the damage to your vehicle, personal injuries sustained, pain and suffering, lost income due to missed work, and other relevant losses. In matters of representation, an experienced Fremont personal injury attorney is equipped to handle personal injury claims arising from minor to severe injuries.
Types of Car Accident-Related Injuries Eligible for Compensation
Due to the high speeds and heavy weights of cars and other vehicles traveling on northern California’s streets and freeways, injuries sustained in an accident may be severe and include:
- Broken and crushed bones;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Internal bleeding;
- Burn injuries;
- Amputation injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
This list of injuries should be a reminder to all to drive safely in accordance with the rules and regulations of the road out of concern for your loved ones, other drivers, and yourself.
Types of Compensation Eligible to Personal Injury Victims
In legal language, compensation for injuries and other losses suffered in a car accident are termed “damages.” The point of an award of money damages is to, as best possible, put things right and account for losses sustained through no fault of your own. Damages flowing from a car accident commonly include the cost of medical bills for all injuries suffered (including future physical therapy), pain and suffering, lost income due to missed work, and other losses. Other losses may pertain to any short-term or permanent disabilities resulting from injuries. Finally, if the conduct of the other driver rises far above mere negligence and into the realm of wanton and willfully wrongful conduct, punitive damages may be warranted.
Experienced Personal Injury Claim Representation
The last thing you need while trying to enjoy spending the holidays with family and friends is an auto accident in which personal injuries result. When an accident is the reality you are faced with, however, an experienced Fremont car accident attorney at Law Offices of Louis J. Willett will work to assert your legal rights. Call 510-791-2244 for a free consultation today.